Kevin Pietersen has reportedly apologised to the ECB for allegedly sending derogatory text messages to members of the South African dressing room and hopes to be considered for selection for the World Twenty20 squad that is expected to be announced on Saturday.
Pietersen's move follows an ECB press release in which Stuart Broad, England's Twenty20 captain, denied any involvement in a parody Twitter account run by an associate of his.
"Following last night's statement by Mr Richard Bailey that he was responsible for creating a parody Twitter account in Kevin Pietersen's name, I would like to confirm that I had no involvement in this whatsoever," Broad said
"I met with the Managing Director, England Cricket, Hugh Morris this morning and assured him that I did not play any role in the creation of this account or provide Mr Bailey with any information regarding Kevin Pietersen or the England team.
"As has been widely reported Mr Bailey is a friend of mine, but we had no conversations regarding this issue at all and I am pleased that he has now decided to close the parody account down."